HealthCorps’ Annual Coordinator Training to be held in Upland, CA with sessions featuring Atkins Nutritionals, Dr. Michael Crupain of the Dr. Oz Show, and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Mark Goulston

Posted 07/19/2018 | By HealthCorps

NEW YORK, New York (July 17, 2018) — HealthCorps, a national non-profit organization, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and devoted to making students stronger, will hold its Annual National Coordinator Training from July 23 to July 26 at Upland High School in Upland, CA.   HealthCorps Coordinators, staff, strategic partners and board members from across the country will participate in the professional development training.

This is the last step of an intensive three-week training that nearly a dozen recent college graduates will take before being deployed to high need schools across the country, including Upland, San Bernardino and Riverside, California.

The HealthCorps program is unique in that Coordinators, while HealthCorps employees, become full-time members of the school staff, supplementing the host school’s health and wellness curriculum and creating a culture of health for the broader school community.

“We are grateful for the unique opportunity to train our Coordinators here in the Inland Empire where a powerful community coalition has been pulling together to address the needs of its residents. Our partners in San Bernardino County share our mission of strengthening communities by highlighting innovative approaches to wellness that build resilience in America’s youth,” said HealthCorps President Michelle Bouchard.

The training will feature a session, “Problem Solving in Public Health” by Dr. Michael Crupain, medical unit chief of staff at The Dr. Oz Show. HealthCorps Advisory Board member Dr. Mark Goulston, author and chairman of Heartfelt Leadership, will present an experiential learning opportunity regarding building mental resilience in youth.

HealthCorps’ partner Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. will give participants the chance to test out a virtual reality (VR) experience, dubbed the Sugar Goggles. This activity, which enhances the updated HealthCorps curriculum, takes users through a tunnel in the human body and shows how the body responds to low-sugar foods (which provide balanced energy) and high-sugar foods (which cause blood sugar spikes and crashes).

Other training highlights include a session on meditation and mindfulness by Sahaja Meditation and presentations by Upland High School staff. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Baptiste Foundation will also present.

The training will conclude with a closing luncheon attended by key San Bernardino stakeholders, partners, HealthCorps staff and board members.

Media is invited to visit HealthCorps Coordinator training.  Please contact Karen Johnson Karen.Johnson@healthcorps.orgfor a full schedule.

To learn more about HealthCorps programs in California and throughout the nation, please visit our website www.healthcorps.organd click here.


About HealthCorps

HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, devoted to strengthening communities by highlighting innovative approaches to health and wellness to build resilience in America’s youth.

Since our inception in 2003, we have continued to discover and share tools relevant to youth in the context of a dramatically changing educational, social, political, and media landscape discovered through our work and research in many of America’s most challenging high schools. 

About Atkins Nutritionals

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is the leading low carb lifestyle brand, committed to educating and empowering people to learn a healthier way to eat. From weight loss and maintenance to improved overall health, Atkins offers the tools and education to achieve balanced nutrition by reducing sugar and eating foods rich in protein, good fats and nutrient-dense carbohydrates. Its extended portfolio of products, ranging from frozen meals and nutrition bars to shakes and snacks, provides convenient low carb solutions to help the body burn more fat, work more efficiently and feel more satisfied with steady energy. Backed by more than 80 published clinical scientific studies and millions of consumer success stories, Atkins products are available online at Atkins.com and in more than 43,000 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To learn more about Atkins, visit www.Atkins.com.

About Dr. Michael Crupain

Dr. Michael Crupain, MD, MPH is a board certified preventive medicine physician who is passionate about changing our culture to help make being healthy easy. Fortunately this is something he gets to do everyday as the Medical Unit Chief of Staff at The Dr. Oz Show. Prior to joining The Dr. Oz Show, he was the director of food safety testing at Consumer Reports. There Dr. Crupain managed a wide array of high impact projects from arsenic in rice to antibiotic resistant bacteria in meats. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Crupain started his post-graduate training in neurosurgery, but after a few years decided to change to preventive medicine, so he could make a bigger impact on population health. He completed his residency along with his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is currently part time faculty.

About Dr. Mark Goulston

Mark Goulston, M.D. is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Heartfelt Leadership whose mission is Daring to Care. He also works as a key advisor and coach to CEO’s and other executives of organizations and companies and Managing Partners of service professional firms. He speaks internationally on communication and building a positive culture. He is the author of six books including the #1 international best seller, “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone. His current book, co-authored with Dr. John Ullmen is REAL INFLUENCE: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In is about how to persuade people in a post-selling world. He writes the career advice column, “Solve Anything with Dr. Mark,” for Tribune Media, “The Closing Bell,” for C-Suite Quarterly Magazine and blogs for the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Fast Company and Business Insider. He appears frequently in the television, radio and print media including: CNN, msNBC, BBC-TV, ABC/CBS/NBC News, PBS-TV, Wall Street Journal, N.Y. Times, Forbes, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Westwood One, NPR.

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